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Back to School Beauty Essentials 2022

by Elyse V

Whether you are starting the year in high school, College/university, post-grad, or just someone who wants to refresh their makeup bag for Fall, we are sharing our back to school beauty essentials 2022.

Back to School Beauty Essentials 2022

Back to School Beauty Essentials: Skincare

BLAQ Cleanse & Exfoliate AHA Wipes 25:
I just received these in my Fall FabFitFun box, and they are amazing. “These dual-sided wipes are infused with detoxifying charcoal, exfoliating glycolic acid, and other alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that cleanse your skin and gently removes the top layer of dead skin cells – revealing brighter, more evenly textured skin. Start with the smooth side to draw out and remove surface impurities, like makeup and dirt, then flip to the textured side for a deeper cleanse and exfoliation. Your skin will be living its best life in no time!” This two-in-one wipe is innovative and great for washing your face when you’re short on time. It also helps to remove your make-up, or when you’re tired after a long night of studying, and you just want to freshen up. I’ve used it with and without makeup; with makeup, it worked great, without any makeup on, it provides a quick way to refresh my skin after a very long day. This is something everyone needs for everyday use, when your on the go, or travelling- your skin will definitely thank you.

Cuccio Somatology Cooling + Cleansing Active Body Wipes-3 Packs:
These body wipes are perfect for freshening up on the go- and they were part of my Summer FabFitFun box, that I talked about in my first-look blog. If you want to freshen up after gym class, a workout, or if you’re just not feeling fresh throughout the day, these wipes are great. Even if you’re short on time in the morning, and are unable to shower, these body wipes have your back. I would call this an essential for your purse/bag, plus they are great for travel, as well.

Micellar water: This is another product that can do double duty. Not only is it a great makeup remover, but it’s also great in the morning when you just want to refresh your skin. We love the Garnier Skinactive All-In-1 Cornflower Micellar Cleansing Water For Delicate Skin & Eyes, as it was one of our favourite beauty products in the December 2021 edition. A-plus to Garnier as it doesn’t irritate my ultra-sensitive skin- which is always a plus!

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser: Philosophy Purity Facial Cleanser is a long-time love around here. This is a gentle face wash that will leave your skin feeling clean. Everyone needs a great cleanser to keep their skin looking fresh.

Maritime Naturals Retinol Moisturizer: We are always on the lookout for products that are going to be easy, and are multi-use, because you may not always have all the time you want to do all your skincare steps. No need for serum as this has your hyaluronic acid in it, and it is a creamy and just beautiful moisturizer that goes on well. That is why I love this moisturizer, it was one of our 5 best face moisturizers to keep your skin glowing. I keep this product in my beauty fridge to keep it cool for better application- though it is not necessary.

Back to School Beauty Essentials: Make-up

Billion Dollar Brows Best Sellers Kit: Though this is a great set, I have to say I stan the pencil. The other products are good, but the pencil is something you need as it gives you a quick and easy application. Brows are important even if you’re not wearing a lot of make-up, as they frame your face. I find that some other brow pencils need to be put on before other make-up as it impacts application. This brow pencil will glide over anything as it is so creamy and dreamy. An easy-to-use product that helps you look flawless and saves time? Then it is a must-have for Fall.

CC or BB Cream with SPF: You might not always have time or think about putting on sunscreen in Fall (although you still should, and here are some of our favourites), but the least you can do is use a great CC or BB Cream with SPF-these are our two favourites, because they will give you coverage and help protect your skin. Any product that cuts down on your morning routine is a must for school and this is one of them.

Neutral eyeshadow palette: You can choose between a warmer or cooler neutral palette, depending on what you like. I love Morphe palettes because they are good quality and affordable. They make larger palettes with 35 colours and several smaller pallets. Having a few good pallets, or even buying single pot colours (like MAC sells) you will be able to easily achieve many looks from light everyday makeup looks to full glam.

Black eyeliner: You can’t go wrong with a classic black eyeliner. I think a pen liner is best for easy application and clean lines. Also, I like how it doesn’t smudge the way pencil liners do; so it won’t really migrate to under your eyes. Having a new pen starts you off fresh and you know it won’t run out for a while- check out our favourites here.

A blush and bronzer palette: A two-in-1 palette means you have less to carry when you are out, or if you’re travelling. Also, the fewer products you have, the faster your routine will be, as you won’t be looking for a specific product. The Smashbox Cali Contour Face Palette gives you blendable highlighter, bronzer, and blush powders.

Concealer: You might be concerned about dark circles especially if you’re up late studying. I think that the best duo you can use is the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer as a colour corrector and then Bye Bye Under Eye Full Coverage Concealer over top. Absolutely nothing will move or show through. It is a winning combo! Read more about why we love this here.

Lip balm: No matter if you like to wear lipstick, or not (and we love red lipstick around here) keeping your lips moist is always important. A natural lip balm especially with an SPF is super important because the skin on your lips is very thin and you want to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. Here are 12 of our favourite natural lips balms

Armed with these back to school beauty essentials. your morning routine will be easy, your skin will glow, and you will always be looking your best.

What are some of your favourite back to school beauty essentials?

Leave us a comment below and let us know. We love hearing from our readers.

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